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Distinguished Service to VASTA Award



Not only is she well prepared, thorough and a patient instructor, but our directors have found her to be a terrific collaborator because of her great comprehension of the needs of the plays. And the results have been outstanding. Amy is the only person I call for dialect work.

Jonathan Bank, Artistic Director
Mint Theater Company

Amy Stoller’s precision, clarity and dedication are unmatched. A valued and trusted member of the creative team.

Leonard Foglia

Amy is a remarkably gifted dialect and text coach with an expansive understanding of language, its sound, its origins, and its specific meaning to the text at hand. Rarely have I worked with a more thoroughly versed speech and text coach as Amy. And as a collaborator, she is a delight. I am most happy to recommend Amy. She is a remarkable talent.

J.R. Sullivan

Thanks for all your dedication, creativity, and good humor! The Buffalonians at previews have given the show their seal of approval, one saying, ”It sounds just like listening to NPR in Western New York.“

Laura Pedersen, Playwright
The Brightness of Heaven/For Heaven’s Sake

Amy is a superb Dialect Coach. She helped the actress Anna Deavere Smith create more than thirty distinct dialects for her play Let Me Down Easy, and did so with great care and attention to detail. She’s a wonderful team player, and a delightful person to have around. I recommend her without hesitation.

Gideon Lester, former Acting Artistic Director
American Repertory Theatre

Amy Stoller turned five New Yorkers into residents of a mining town in Britain’s Erewash valley for my production of D.H. Lawrence’s The Daughter-in-Law—making an impenetrable dialect a seamless part of the actors—and comprehensible! Five Stars!

Martin L. Platt

Amy Stoller is an excellent dialect coach, dedicated and detail oriented. Her work on my productions of The Madras House, The Voysey Inheritance, I Have Been Here Before, The Charity That Began at Home, and Educating Rita contributed mightily to their success.

Gus Kaikkonen

Amy is a terrific Dialect Coach, and we have worked with her for four seasons. Hopefully we will work with her much more in the future.

Tim Errickson, Artistic Director
Boomerang Theatre Company

Thank you for the marvelous work that you did with Ron. The prep that you sent him made the hour you coached him pay off in spades. You made my actor feel comfortable and secure in creating his character.

Cailin Heffernan,

What I appreciated most about Amy’s approach was her ability to tailor the work to the actors, to build upon the actors’ strengths and techniques. She instills confidence as well as skill.

Brooke Brod

You are a force of nature doing the good work.

Mari Lyn Henry, Co-Author
How to Be a Working Actor